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Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Beryl with microcline and quartz

Photograph of a blue beryl crystal on microcline (NMNH R19580) from the National Mineral Collection
Photo by Chip Clark. Click to zoom.
Catalog Number NMNH R19580-00
Locality Pakistan

This beryl (aquamarine) crystal was found in the Shigar Valley, North Areas, Pakistan. The crystal is about 13cm tall. The beryl is perched on a well-formed microcline crystal with quartz. These three minerals are often found together in pegmatites.


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